Engineering of Intelligent Systems

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ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL FOR PAPERS

Second International ICSC Symposium on
ENGINEERING OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS / EIS'2000
To be held at the University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.
June 27-30, 2000

http//www.icsc.ab.ca/eis2000.htm

EIS'2000 is co-sponsored by
The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE),
The University of Paisley and
ICSC International Computer Science Conventions

INTRODUCTION

The EIS conference series pursue the synthesis of Artificial Intelligence techniques with
Control Engineering methods to produce Intelligent Systems for Engineering applications.
In recent years, the combination of Control Engineering and extensive knowledge of AI techniques has allowed scientists and practitioners to make a number of significant
contributions to this rapidly developing field, for example in qualitative control,
fuzzy qualitative simulation and model based diagnosis, Artificial Neural Networks
(ANNs), Genetic Algorithms (GAs), Fuzzy Logic (FL), and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems (NFS).

The EIS conference series intend to provide researchers and practitioners from industry
and academia with a platform to report on recent developments in the area of intelligent
systems with focus on applications of computational intelligence techniques to
engineering systems. The meeting will also provide a venue for dialogues between
software engineers, systems designers and knowledge engineers.

The first very successful conference in the series was held in Tenerife, in February
1998 and the follow up event will be held in cooperation with the University in Malaga,
Spain, in the year 2002.

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TOPICS

Contributions are sought in areas based on the list below, which is indicative only.
Contributions from new applications areas are particularly welcome.

THEORY
- Artificial Immune Systems
- Artificial Life
- Case-based Reasoning
- Chaos
- Constraint Satisfaction and Constraint Programming
- Expert Systems
- Fuzzy Logic
- Genetic Algorithm
- Hybrid Systems
- Intelligent Agents
- Knowledge Extraction
- Machine Learning
- Model based and Qualitative Reasoning
- Multi Agent Systems
- Neural Networks
- Wavelets

APPLICATIONS
- Concurrent Engineering
- Condition Monitoring and Control
- Damage Assessment
- Data Mining and Knowledge Exraction
- Design
- Emerging Organizational Forms
- Hardware Implementations
- Image Processing and Computer Vision
- Industrial Diagnostics
- Management
- Monitoring and Control
- Multimedia
- Natural Language Processing
- Pattern Recognition
- Product Development
- Resource Allocation
- Remote Sensing
- Robotics
- Security
- Signal Processing
- Speech Processing and Regognition

SPECIAL SESSIONS
Papers are particularly sought for the following special sessions which are expected
to attract wide international interest
- Artificial Immune Systems (Dipankar Dasgupta, University of Memphis, USA)
- Intelligent Mechatronics (Mark Girolami, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.)
- Speech Processing (Amir Hussain, University of Dundee, Scotland, U.K.)
- Machine Vision (Norbert Krueger, Technical University of Kiel, Germany)

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SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZATION

- HONORARY CHAIR
Erkki Oja
Helsinki University of Technology
Department of Computer Science
P.O.B. 5400
SF - 02015 HUT / Finland
Email erkki.oja@hut.fi
Fax +358-9-451-3277

- GENERAL CHAIR
Colin Fyfe
University of Paisley
Computing & Information Systems
High Street
Paisley PA1 2DE / Scotland / U.K.
Email fyfe0ci@paisley.ac.uk
Fax +44-141-848-3542

- VICE CHAIR
J. Ruiz-Gomez
Universidad de Malaga
Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica
Campus de Teatinos
E - 29071 Malaga / Spain
Email ruizg@ctima.uma.es
Fax +34-952-133-361


- SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZER
ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
P.O. Box 279
Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0 / Canada
Phone +1-780-387-3546
Fax +1-780-387-4329
Email operating@icsc.ab.ca (Operating Division)
planning@icsc.ab.ca (Planning Division)
WWW http//www.icsc.ab.ca

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE
C. Fyfe (Chair), University of Paisley, Scotland
E. Alpaydin, Bogazici University, Turkey
R. Avila, University of Idaho, USA / Honduras
A. Cichocki, FRP, RIKEN, Japan
D. Dasgupta, University of Memphis, USA
H. Demuth, University of Idaho, USA
M. Fathi-Torbagahn, University of Dortmund, Germany
R. Gallard, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
K. Kurbel, University Viadrina Frankfurt, Germany
R. Lopez de Mantaras, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
G. N. Marichal, University of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain
F. Masulli, University of Genova, Italy
H. J. Sebastian, RWTH Aachen, Germany
B. Stilman, University of Colorado at Denver, USA
E. Szczerbicki, University of Newcastle, Australia
H. Tian, Tongji University Shanghai, P.R. China

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
L. Acosta, University of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain
L. Almeida, INESC, Lisbon, Portugal
E. Alpaydin, Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey
R. Avila, University of Idaho, USA / Honduras
S. Barro, University Santiago de Compostela, Spain
P. Bosc, IRISA/ENSSAT, France
H. Bothe, University of Oerebro, Sweden
R. Brown, ManSA, Australia
J. Cabestany, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
A. Cichocki, FRP, RIKEN, Japan
R. Conejo, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
B. Cremilleux, University de Caen, France
D. Dasgupta, University of Memphis, USA
R. De Keyser, University of Gent, Belgium
H. Demuth, University of Idaho, USA
A. Dobnikar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
M. Fathi-Torbagahn, University of Dortmund, Germany
R. Gallard, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
A. Garcia-Cerezo, University of Malaga, Spain
Z. Gomolka, Uniwersytet Szczecinski, Szczecin, Poland
A. Gunasekaran, University of Massachusetts, USA
F. Gurgen, Bogazici University, Turkey/Australia
D. Heiss-Czedik, TU Vienna, Austria
M. Heiss, Siemens Vienna, Austria
R. Howlett, University of Brighton, U.K
A. Hussain, University of Dundee, U.K.
E. Ifeachor, University of Plymouth, U.K.
Ch. Irgens, University of the West of England Bristol, U.K.
M. Jamshidi, University of New Mexico, USA
S. Jeganathan, Victoria University Melbourne, Australia
C.A. Kaestner, Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica do Parana Curitita, Brazil
G. Kock, GMD FIRST, Berlin, Germany
P. Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
K. Kurbel, University Viadrina Frankfurt, Germany
B. Lees, University of Paisley, U.K.
T.Y. Lin, San Jose State University , USA
E. Massad, University of São Paolo, Brazil
F. Masulli, University of Genova, Italy
L. Moreno, University of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain
M. Nakajima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ch. Nguyen, Catholic University of America, USA
Orlowski, University of Gdansk, Poland
K. Passino, The Ohio State University, USA
D. Pearson, EMA ­ EERIE, France
W. Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
I. Philippow, Technical University Illmenau, Germany
H. Prade, Université Paul Sabatier, France
B. Reusch, University of Dortmund, Germany
B. Roffel, University of Twente, Netherlands
H.-J. Sebastian, RWTH Aachen, Germany
N. Steele, Coventry University, U.K.
B. Stilman, University of Colorado at Denver, USA
E. Szczerbicki, University of Newcastle, Australia
A. Tharumarajah, CSIRO, Australia
H. Tian, Tongji University Shanghai, P.R. China
M. Ulieru, University of Calgary, Canada
J.L. Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
D. Wend, University of Duisburg, Germany
K. Zreik, University of Caen, France

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

EIS'2000 will include invited plenary talks, contributed sessions, invited sessions,
workshops and tutorials.

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INVITED SESSIONS

The organization of invited sessions is encouraged. Prospective organizers are
requested to send a session proposal (consisting of 4-5 invited papers, the recommended session-chair and co-chair, as well as a short statement describing the title and the
purpose of the session to the Symposium Chairman or the Symposium Organizer. Invited
sessions should preferrably start with a tutorial paper. The registration fee of the
session organizer will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited papers register to
the conference.

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POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentations are encouraged for people who wish to receive peer feedback and
practical examples of applied research are particularly welcome. Poster sessions will
allow the presentation and discussion of respective papers, which will also be included
in the conference proceedings.

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CALL FOR WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible to the Symposium Chairman or the
Symposium Organizer.

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SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Prospective authors are requested to either send a draft paper (maximum 7 pages) or an
extended abstract for review by the International Program Committee. All submissions must
be written in English, starting with a succinct statement of the problem, the results
achieved, their significance and a comparison with previous work.

Submissions must be received by November 30, 1999.

The submission should also include
- Title of conference (EIS'2000)
- Type of paper (regular, poster, tutorial, invited or dedication to special session)
- Title of proposed paper
- Authors names, affiliations, addresses
- Name of author to contact for correspondence
- E-mail address and fax # of contact author
- Topics which best describe the paper (max. 5 keywords)
- Short CV of authors (recommended)

Contributions are welcome from those working in industry and having experience in the
topics of this conference as well as from academics. The conference language is English.

It is strongly recommended to submit abstracts by electronic mail to

operating@icsc.ab.ca

or else by fax or mail (2 copies) to the following address

ICSC Canada
P.O. Box 279
Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0
Canada
Fax +1-780-387-4329

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BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS

The best oral and poster presentations will be honored with best presentation awards.

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PUBLICATIONS

Conference proceedings (including all accepted papers) will be published by ICSC
Academic Press and be available for the delegates at the symposium in printed form
or on CD-ROM.

Authors of a selected number of innovative papers will be invited to submit extended
manuscripts for publication in prestigious international journals.

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IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission Deadline November 30, 1999
- Notification of Acceptance January 31, 2000
- Delivery of full papers March 15, 2000
- Tutorials and Workshops June 29, 2000
- EIS'2000 Symposium June 27-30, 2000

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ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at reasonable rates will be available at nearby hotels and within
student residences at the University of Paisley. Full details will follow with the
letters of acceptance.

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SOCIAL AND TOURIST ACTIVITIES

A social program will be organized and also be available for accompanying persons.

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THE CITY OF PAISLEY

Paisley has always been colourful. With a population of over 79,000, it is the largest
town in Scotland, but its scale and character make it a friendly place to study and
live. Today Paisley is home to a diverse range of modern industries including
engineering, chemicals, food, oil, microelectronics and computer systems.

Back in the 19th Century, the town’s fame and prosperity came in the shape of
beautifully patterned Paisley shawls which were made by local weavers and exported
throughout the world. Paisley’s other main industry of the era was thread-making in
massive mills that stood along the banks of the River Cart. Today, there’s an
excellent variety of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The Lagoon Leisure
Centre includes saunas, solarium and an Olympic sized ice rink. Regular exhibitions
and events covering every area of the arts add to the town’s cultural calendar. You
can enjoy the great outdoors in numerous parks and gardens including the Gleniffer
Braes Country Park which covers 1300 acres of woodland and moorland.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Full updated information is available from

http//www.icsc.ab.ca/eis2000.htm

or contact

- ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
P.O. Box 279, Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0 / Canada
Email operating@icsc.ab.ca (Operating Division)
planning@icsc.ab.ca (Planning Division)
Phone +1-780-387-3546
Fax +1-780-387-4329

- Prof. Colin Fyfe (EIS'2000 General Chair)
University of Paisley, Computing & Information Systems
High Street, Pasiley PA1 2DE, Scotland / U.K.
Email fyfe0ci@paisley.ac.uk
Fax +44-141-848-3542

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